My motto for the day: What if it doesnít work?
Thatís the thought that went through my head all night, and it was on my mind most of the day. Even after I got the new fax/printer/copier set up and running, I still had one more thing to worry about. I promised to bring a vegan stuffing to the family Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Iíd never made it before, and every time I looked over the recipe I had one thought.
What if it doesnít work?
There just seemed to be too many places where it could all go so very wrong.
One thing I was sure of. I wasnít going to let it bother me all night. I gave myself until 3:30 pm before I started toasting bread cubes and almonds, and chopping apples and dried cherries. I had one thing in my favor, doing it a day ahead of time. If itís like everything else I make, itís better reheated the next day anyway. At least, I hope so. I donít think I toasted the bread long enough, because it came out a little soggy.
Besides, I never promised I was bringing something I expected anyone else to like. Iíll bring enough, just in case, but my feelings wonít be hurt if Iím the only one eating it (as I will, I assume, be the only one not eating turkey). If enough people have colds, they wonít know if it doesnít measure up, taste-wise.
Anyway, I now know some things Iíll do differently next time, and Iím sure Iíll hear a few more suggestions tomorrow. They wonít stop me, though. Itís good enough to try again, but not so good it canít stand some improvement.